Indivara, aka: Indīvarā, Indīvara, Indīvāra, Indīvarā; 6 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Ayurveda (science of life)

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Indīvarā (इन्दीवरा) is the Sanskrit name for an unidentified medicinal plant, according to verse 3.94-95 of the 13th-century Raj Nighantu or Rājanighaṇṭu. Notes: Indīvarā has been variously identified with Śatāvara (Asparagus racemosus), Indravāruṇī (Citrullus colocynthis), Ajaśṛṅgī, Indracirbhaṭī, Kadalī, Kuraṇṭikā (Celosia argentea).

Indīvarā is mentioned as having six synonyms: Yugmaphalā, Dīrghavṛttā, Uttamāraṇī, Puṣpamañjarikā, Droṇī, Karambhā and Nalikā.

Properties and characteristics: “Indīvarā is pungent in rasa and cold in potency (vīrya). It allays pitta and kapha-doṣas, promotes eye-sight, alleviates cough, heals wounds and expels worms”.

Source: WorldCat: Rāj nighaṇṭu
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Āyurveda (आयुर्वेद, ayurveda) is a branch of Indian science dealing with medicine, herbalism, taxology, anatomy, surgery, alchemy and related topics. Traditional practice of Āyurveda in ancient India dates back to at least the first millenium BC. Literature is commonly written in Sanskrit using various poetic metres.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

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indīvara/indīvaram (or indīvāra and indivara)–the blossom of the blue lotus Nymphæa Stellata and Cyanea;

Source: Flowers of Consciousness in Tantric Texts

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Pali-English dictionary

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indīvara : (nt.) blue water-lily.

Source: BuddhaSasana: Concise Pali-English Dictionary

Indīvara, (nt.) (etym. ?) the blue water lily, Nymphaea Stellata or Cassia Fistula J. V, 92 (°ī-samā ratti); VI, 536; Vv 451 (= uddālaka-puppha VvA. 197). (Page 121)

Source: Sutta: The Pali Text Society's Pali-English Dictionary
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Pali is the language of the Tipiṭaka, which is the sacred canon of Theravāda Buddhism and contains much of the Buddha’s speech. Closeley related to Sanskrit, both languages are used interchangeably between religions.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

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Indivara (इन्दिवर) or Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—[indīrlakṣmīstasyā varaṃ varaṇīyam Tv.] The blue lotus; बाले तव मुखाम्भोजे कथमिन्दीवरद्वयम् (bāle tava mukhāmbhoje kathamindīvaradvayam) Ś. Til.17. इन्दीवरदलश्यामः (indīvaradalaśyāmaḥ). Name of Viṣṇu; इन्दीवरदलश्याममिन्दिरानन्दकन्दलम् (indīvaradalaśyāmamindirānandakandalam) |

Derivable forms: indivaram (इन्दिवरम्), indīvaram (इन्दीवरम्).

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Indīvāra (इन्दीवार).—A blue lotus.

Derivable forms: indīvāraḥ (इन्दीवारः).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Indivara (इन्दिवर).—n.

(-raṃ) The blue lotus. (Nymhæa cœrulea) E. indi for indirā q. v. the rest as in the preceding; also indivara and indīvāra.

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Indīvara (इन्दीवर).—n.

(-raṃ) See the preceding. f. (-rī) A plant, (Asparagus racemosus.) E. As before.

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Indīvāra (इन्दीवार).—n.

(-raṃ) See indivara.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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